Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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chrysania is doing 36 things including…

read 50 books in 2008

19 cheers


chrysania has written 50 entries about this goal

50) Vikas Swarup - Slumdog Millionaire

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but the book is already very recommendable.

49) Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, pray, love

A lovely book. I couldn’t necessarily relate to all her experiences, but is was a great read.

48) Stephen Clarke - A year in the Merde

I don’t really understand why this book was hyped so much. Given it is sometimes entertaining, but the jokes are so predictable and just very common prejudices.

47) Frederick Forsythe - The Veteran

Not my kind of book. Five random short stories, most of them predictable.

46) Lee Child - The persuader

A book I borrowed just because it was there. It was an ok read, I’ve learned a lot about guns – information I didn’t really need or wanted to have, but ok. Nothing special though.

45) Micheal Connelly - The Brass Verdict

As always a pleasure to read, but honestly, it resembled way to much the Lincoln Lawyer. Not only is it the main protagonist, it is also basically the same story line, he draws on the same legal tricks and this half-brother things is just squeezed into the book to somehow justify bringing Harry into the book as well. There are way better books by the author.

44) Lynda LaPlante - Clean Cut

The third book about police women Anna Travis and it follows smoothly but in story line and quality.

43) Deon Meyer - Dead at Daybreak

I know I didn’t make in 2008, but still finishing the 50.

42) Hugh Laurie - The gun seller

It’s rather a comedy than a book about spies and world destroying conspiracies. But a good comedy and a very nice read.

41) Colin Cotterill - Thirty-Three teeth

Although I’ve never been to Laos, these books are great. I’ve liked the first Dr. Siri better, but this one was still pretty good.

chrysania has gotten 19 cheers on this goal.


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